"If the government rewards illegal behavior, we will encourage more illegal behavior. The so-called “Dream Act” being pushed by Washington liberals like Harry Reid, and Senators Durbin and Kerry is a flawed piece of legislation that rewards illegal behavior with benefits paid for by taxpayers. It is unfortunate that chose to put the political interests of his liberal colleagues before the valid concerns of Virginians.
“As the son of a legal immigrant, I believe in the American dream where immigrants legally come to these shores to seek religious, economic and political freedom. I strongly oppose rewarding illegal behavior through amnesty and believe our first priority needs to be securing our borders.
“As Senator, I supported numerous measures to enhance border security, to ensure that felons and criminals are not given citizenship, to protect the integrity of , to establish English as the official language of the United States, while also working to encourage legal immigration to attract the best and brightest to the United States. We need to be serious in addressing illegal immigration, and once again, Congress is choosing politics over sound policy.”, Leader
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The 'Dream Act' Dies in the Senate.
This morning Harry Reid's back door attempt at amnesty for illegals died in the Senate when it failed to get the needed 60 votes to overcome a potential filibuster. Former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen urged members to vote no, saying in a statement before the vote: